Minnesota Aquatic Invasive Species Research Center (MAISRC)
April 2019 Letter from the Director
Hello from MAISRC!
MAISRC has been active at the capitol this legislative session, sharing research findings and updates with legislators and legislative staff.
Additionally, we have been working with committee members in the House Environment and Natural Resources Finance Division and Senate Environment and Natural Resources Finance committees to secure long-term, stable funding for AIS research and collaboration. Funding for MAISRC has been included at varying degrees in both the Senate and House Environment and Natural Resources omnibus budget bills, which will be voted on in the coming weeks.
If passed, funding in this year's budget bill will complement Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund support, provided to MAISRC through the Legislative-Citizen Commission on Minnesota Resources (LCCMR). This additional funding will strengthen MAISRC's ability to respond to emerging AIS threats, engage with local AIS managers, and support citizen science programs.
You can help with ongoing effort to find solutions to AIS in Minnesota by encouraging your state legislators to support long-term, stable funding for MAISRC. To find out who represents you, visit this website.